Ben-Eliezer: Kadima must do some soul searching

Kadima must do some soul searching and make difficult decisions, Infrastructures Minister Binyamin Ben-Eliezer said Wednesday, a day after New York financier Morris Talansky told the Jerusalem District Court that he gave Prime Minister Ehud Olmert $150,000 over a period of about 14 years. "An Israeli prime minister must be completely available to deal with the country's problems and not other matters," said the infrastructures minister in an interview with Israel Radio. Nevertheless, Ben-Eliezer stressed that he would not support holding early elections, due to the security situation.